1. Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award:

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

Funding for the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program is provided by the Australian Government. The program typically offers three–quarters of the scholarships and fellowships funded each year to overseas citizens, with support ranging from short-term fellowships or research placements to full postgraduate degrees.


Applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
  • Be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country (including India)
  • Commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2018 and no later than 30 November 2018. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2017 are not eligible to apply
  • Not currently hold or have completed, since 1 January 2016, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government)
  • Not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship.


  • The scholarship value is up to $140,500 (Masters) or $272,500 (PhD). It includes travel allowance ($AUD 3,000), establishment allowance ($AUD 4,000), monthly stipend ($AUD 3,000; up to maximum programme duration on a pro-rata basis).
  • Health and travel insurance will also be provided for international recipients.
  • Endeavour Scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.
  • The duration of the scholarship is up to 2 years for a Masters and up to 4 years for a PhD.

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  1. Australian Development Scholarship:

The Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), provides scholarships for Indian students and students from selected developing countries in South Asia, South-East Asia, the Pacific and Indian Oceans and Africa to undertake further study in Australia.

Eligibility and selection criteria vary from country to country. Application forms may be obtained from the nearest Australian Embassy or Australian High Commission.


To be eligible to receive a Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the Scholarship
  • Be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
  • Not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa (subclass 500) and not be current serving military personnel
  • Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
  • Not be applying for another long‐term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia
  • Have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector)
  • Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to hold a Student Visa.


  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel
  • Establishment allowance
  • Contribution to living expenses (CLE)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fee

Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training.

Here’s the link to the same:   https://www.uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/scholarships/UOW005133.html

  1. Rotary Peace Fellowships:

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand)

Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution.


  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background


  • Tuition Fees
  • Accomodation Provided
  • Round-trip transportation
  • All internship and field-study expenses.

To know if you’re eligible for the same, you can take the eligibility quiz created by the Rotary club.

Click on this link to know more about the scholarship, and to access the eligibility quiz:  https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships

  1. International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

To attract international postgraduate students to study for a higher degree by research in Australia and support Australia’s research effort. It is available to international research candidates generally with first-class honours degree or equivalent.


  • The minimum English Language Proficiency requirements for direct entry to the academic program are met;
  • All qualifying programs are complete and satisfactory evidence of completion is provided;
  • First Class Honours [equivalence] is attained (refer to the ‘Common Questions’ towards the bottom of this page for more information about honours degrees); and
  • Where autonomous sanctions apply the University must gain approval from the relevant authorities to offer admission before shortlisting for scholarships.


  • Tuition fees of a higher degree by research (HDR) student that would otherwise have been paid by the student. This requires that a university to fully offset tuition fee applicable for a student. This is not a stipend
  • An RTP Stipend to assist students with their living costs while undertaking a higher degree by research
  • RTP Allowances to assist students with ancillary costs of a higher degree by research (HDR). This includes relocation costs to undertake a HDRHDR thesis printing and academic publication costs and health cover costs for recipients and their dependents
  • RTP scholarships are available for a maximum period of two years for a research masters ORa minimum of three years, up to a maximum of four years (at the discretion of the HEP) for a research doctorate degree.

Check out this link to know more about the same: https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/news/international-postgraduate-research-scholarships



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